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  • 14th October Update

    Posted on 14th October 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Save some for me!! by Alan Norris

    • What an inspirational presentation by Chris Shepherd on Thursday 11 October with his own personal creative approach to photography. Sorry if you were unable to get to the club last Thursday but you missed a real treat.
    • I need your prints for our Annual Exhibition by next Thursday 18 October please. Up to 4 prints per member.
    • Also next Thursday 18 October is our first print competition of the season.
    • For club members there is an autumn photographic trip to Epping Forest with Chris Shepherd on Sunday morning 28 October. Details will be given out at the club next week.
    • Monday 22 October is our club’s trip to the Houses of Parliament, where history is being made in these very interesting times.
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  • 9th October Update

    Posted on 9th October 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.
      Air Heart by Chris Shepherd
    • Thursday 4 October we were treated to an evening of very personal photography with David Steel from Cambridge. After recovering from a short illness he decided to make a trip of a life time and ride by motor-bike over some of the highest mountains in the world. His trip took him over the Himalayas through India, Tibet and Mongolia and on to the highest point of 5,359 meters. All on a 500cc Royal Enfield motor-bike. A very interesting evening of personal photography.
    • Next Thursday is hand-in for the first league print competition of the season. I have just printed my two images, are yours ready yet?
    • I will need your prints by Thursday 18 October for our Annual Exhibition please.
    • Thursday 15 November is print critique by Paul Radden president of the EAF. “Unmounted A4 prints”.
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  • 3rd October Update

    Posted on 3rd October 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Homage to Hopper by Alan Norris

    • Thursday 27 September, yes another month gone! A good start to the season with our first digital league competition. Congratulations to Jo, Mark & Alan on getting top marks.
    • Members need to be getting prints ready for our Annual Exhibition. 4 prints per member normal club mount size 50cm X 40cm. Closing date Thursday 18 October.
    • Next Thursday 4 October a presentation by one of our regular presenters David Steel CPAGB form Cambridge with “On Top of the World”. Should be a good evening as David has a unique sense of humour and has been known to come to the club dressed in his Steam Punk out-fit.
    • Thanks to Paul Major for writing last week’s blog while I was on the Isle of Harris with other club members. During the week we spent in Scotland the weather tried to get the better of us but we still came back with some good images. Thanks to Heather for organising the Scottish photographic trip and to our very good drivers.
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  • 21 September Update

    Posted on 21st September 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Queen Of The Cavern by Mark Edwards

    • We enjoyed a very fruitful members’ practical evening last night, learning about manipulating our images in both Photoshop and Lightroom. Personally, I learnt how to drop a different sky into a landscape image to give an authentic-looking final result. My previous attempts have been less-than-perfect, shall we say. Members were so preoccupied that we overran and, horror of horrors, had less time in the bar afterwards. Thanks go to all the ‘tutors’ for being kind enough to impart their skills and knowledge.
    • Next week, Thursday 27 September, is the first Digital League Competition of our season, to be judged by Alison Jenkins. Members can enter two digital images. Thank you to those members who gave their images to James last night; the members who wish to email their entries, please send them to Malcolm to arrive no later than Sunday 23 September, to allow time to set them up on the club system.

    I look forward to seeing you next Thursday

    Paul

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  • 14th September Update

    Posted on 14th September 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Hodge Close Birches by Chris Shepherd

    Thursday 13 September thanks goes to David Woods for his presentation on how to get your photographic qualifications.

    Thursday 20 Sep. is a practical evening. Bring your digital images that you would like to see processed in Photoshop or Lightroom. Bring a long a laptop if you have one.

    Thursday 27 September is our first Digital League Competition Malcolm will need your Digital Images before Sunday 23 September. 2 digital images per member, hand in on a memory stick Thursday 20 September or you can email your entries to me.

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  • 11th September Update

    Posted on 11th September 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Eyes wide open! by Alan Norris

    • Thursday 6 September was our first meeting of the photographic season. Good turn out with a very friendly atmosphere, a very warm welcome to our new members.
    • Next meeting on Thursday 13 Sep. One of our own members David Woods CPAGB will be giving a presentation on photographic awards. Are you up for the challenge?
    • I know it seems a long way off but I will need your Digital Images for the “First Round of the League” before Sunday 23 September. To save time and trouble you can email your entries to me.
    • Thursday 20 Sep. is a practical evening. Bring your digital images that you would like to see processed in Photoshop or Lightroom. You can bring along a laptop if you have one.
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  • 23 June Update

    Posted on 23rd June 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Sullen Seller of News by Mark Edwards

    Interesting meeting on Thursday 21 June with a full house for our Digital Image of the Year competition. Strange things seem to happen so close to the summer solstice.

    Well done to all our members for a very competitive competition.

    Results of the Digital Image of the Year and Print of the Year listed below.

    Next Thursday 28 June will be our last meeting of the season with the results of the OI Glass competition:

    • First prize a bottle of Famous Grouse Whisky;
    • Second prize a bottle of Tanqueray London Dry Gin;
    • Third prize two bottles of wine.All donated by the OI Glass Company Harlow.

    After the OI Competition there will be our end of season bash in the club bar.

    Digital Image of the Year 2017 – 2018
    FIRST Mark Edwards The Sullen Seller of News
    SECOND Shirley Radden Girl in a Bowler Hat
    THIRD Paul Radden Garden Spider
    H/C Gordon Clarke Gannet with Nesting Material
    H/C David Woods City View
    H/C Heather Clarke Male Bearded Tit with Nesting Material
    Comm Heather Clarke Iris
    Comm Paul Radden Going on Mission

     

    Print of the Year 2017 – 2018
    First Paul Radden Watching You
    Second Marilyn Steward Tree and Tracks
    Third Heather Clarke Flower and Vase
    H/C Marilyn Steward Bubbles over Backstroke
    H/C Dave Hobbs The Look
    H/C Paul Radden Garden Spider
    Comm Jo Cleall Ebb and Flow
    Comm Alan Norris The Life of Bread
    Comm Heather Clarke Insects

     

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  • 14th June Update

    Posted on 14th June 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Big Brother by Paul Raddon

    • Congratulation goes to Mark Edwards who won the Print Portrait Trophy on Thursday 7 June. A close second was Chris Shepherd and third Dave Hobbs.
    • This coming Thursday 14 June is the Print of the Year Trophy should be a good evening.
    • Also this Thursday 14 June is Hand-In for the Digital Image of the Year. Images on memory sticks our emailed to me, last call will be midnight Sunday 17 June.
    • In memory of Bernie Morgan his granddaughter Jenna will be doing a sponsored climb. You can sponsor her at – justgiving.com/fundraising/jenna-morgan96 Thank you.
    • We only have a few more weeks to the end of our season on the 28 June with drinks in the club bar.
    • The programmes for the new season will be available this Thursday.
    • New season starts on Thursday 6 September.
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  • 29th May Update

    Posted on 29th May 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    SUPPER TIME by Jeffrey Sinclair

    • Thursday 24 May, was the Tony Hepworth Still Life trophy. Congratulation, First Heather Clarke with Iris: Second Peter Johnson with Blue Vase & Third David Woods with Gerbera.
    • Last Thursday we tried an experiment by moving our club meeting room to a ground floor room. It is still early days yet to see if it is successful. It’s a lot cosier and a lot less rent, time will tell.
    • This coming Thursday is Print Portrait competition Hand-In.
    • Also this coming Thursday by popular demand is a continuing presentation by Andrew Wallace. On the HPS Facebook page there are some of his images.
    • Thursday June 7 is Print of the year Hand-In
    • Thursday June 14 is Digital Image of the year Hand-In.

    Photo below: Saturday 26 May Adrienne and Malcolm performing at a local Mencap charity event were we raised over £4500.00,  well done to you both!

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  • 21st May Update

    Posted on 21st May 2018 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    buzludzha by James Northrop

     

    Thursday’s digital assignment “Speed” was an interesting mix of images. A very good critic by Heather Clarke, that I am sure will helped members improve their photographic skills.
    Competition results:

    • First “Going for Gold” by Paul Major
    • Joint Second “Sparks” by David Woods & Full Throttle” by Graham Woolmer
    • Fourth “Race is on” by Alan Palmer.

    Next week 24 May is the Digital assignment “Still Life”.

    Thursday 31 May is Hand-In for the Portrait Trophy prints only this season please.

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